Oceans help regulate the global climate by mediating temperature and driving the weather, determining rainfall, droughts, and floods. Coral reefs support more species than any other marine environment.
But as carbon emissions increase, the basic chemistry of the oceans is changing. Acidity levels are rising and increased temperatures are killing off coral reefs, which many species rely on for food and protection. Waterways are polluted with a wide variety of debris including cigarette butts, plastic, and soda cans.
June is National Oceans Month. We need to act urgently to help our oceans heal and to prevent future damage.
Sign on to urge Congress to take action to protect our oceans!